Lee Holmes from RC of Waukee talked about the impact of District 6000 Rotarians in South Africa. 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Lee and Roberta Holmes-- Waukee Rotary
Dennis Corwin-- Guest of Nan Johnson
Today was French Breakfast day-- a treat we enjoy twice each month. 
President Myrene Hoover announced this is National Romance Month, National Water Quality Month and National Golf Month.  This week we celebrate National Dog Day, Whisky Sour Day, Banana Split Day, Kiss and Make Up Day, and Just Because Day.
Next week Brian Adamec will have the order forms and samples for the Nut Sale.  Mark Patton has the raffle tickets for the Noon Rotary Club's 100th Anniversary car raffle.
Casey Cook was pleased to announce that Herb Wilson has matched Casey's $5000 toward the IC AM Rotary endowment fund and another $2500 is pledged from other members.  We have in hand $22,500.
Congratulations to Kris Ockenfels for receiving her Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate.  Chris Knapp received a Paul Harris plus 2 award, while Karin Franklin was recognized for reaching Paul Harris plus 7 status.
Our exchange student has arrived from Italy.  She will make her debut at Rotary soon.
Lee Holmes has now led two District 6000 groups to South Africa.  Karin Franklin and Nan Johnson were participants in the last trip.  They have taken shoes to African children, fitted people for glasses, visited schools, and have investigated water projects for RI Foundation matching grants.  Of particular concern are the water projects.  Villages and schools typically have water taken from polluted lakes or from wells that are not sufficiently deep to yield clean water. 
The next trip is planned for late January/early February 2016 and they are taking applications now.  Contact Lee if you are interested at 515-669-3779 or leerobholmes@gmail.com.